Detail View: Clyfford Still Archives:

Portrait of John Elmer Still plowing a field with an unidentified farmer, rear view
Creation Date: 
circa 1940
Work Creator Name: 
Still, Clyfford
Work Display Measurement: 
4 x 5 inches (10.16 x 12.7 cm)
Work Material Medium Name: 
black-and-white film
Work Material Support Name: 
Work Technique Name: 
black-and-white photography
Current Work Location Name: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Creation Location: 
Bow Island, Alberta, Canada
Work Relation: 
Work Description: 
Photographed from behind the figures, this black and white portrait depicts John Elmer Still, Clyfford Still's father, plowing a field with the assistance of an unidentified farmer in Alberta, Canada. Still stands atop the tractor, while his companion trails behind the machine with a plow. The soil in the foreground appears to be freshly tilled. A dense forest occupies the background of the image.
Portrait of Clyfford Still plowing a field with Elmer Still on his land in Killam, Alberta, circa 1940. Unknown photographer. Courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives
Work Rights Statement: 
Courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives
Image Date Type: 
Image Type Format: 
Image Holding Institution: 
Clyfford Still Museum
Image Collection Name: 
CSM Archival Collection: Objects
Image Rights Statement: 
Photo: Clyfford Still, courtesy the Clyfford Still Archives
Image Capture Hardware: 
Epson Expression 10000XL
Image Capture Operating System: 
Macintosh OS X 10.8.4
Image Cataloger Role: 
Digital Imaging Assistant